Open Call

Wassaic Project 2020-2021 FAMILY Winter Residency Program Open Call

The Wassaic Project

No Funding
Wassaic , United States


The Wassaic Project is accepting proposals for our Family Winter Residency Program (November 2020 – April 2021) for artists, writers, curators, filmmakers, and other creatives and their families. Residencies are 1 – 8 weeks in length and families are considered full participants of our residency program, with additional housing accommodations. The Wassaic Project broadly defines “family” as a group of more than one individual where there is an in-house dependent relationship as a necessary caregiver. The Wassaic Project recognizes that artists who have caregiving relationships, as providers or recipients, often opt-out of peer community building for practical reasons. The Wassaic Project aims to provide accommodations which increase access to our residency program.

Number of Participants

Housed in historic, landmark buildings, the residency program offers approximately ten artists each month the opportunity to live and work in the heart of a rural community. The Wassaic Project seeks artists working in a diverse range of media who want to produce, explore, challenge, and expand on their current art-making practices, while participating in a community-based arts organization. We welcome and value participants of all identities and backgrounds. Residents are selected by a review committee composed of the Wassaic Project Co-Directors, our Residency Director, and professionals in the field.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


November 01, 2020 - May 01, 2021


  • $25.00 application fee


No meals


No languages listed

Program Description

STUDIOS + FACILITIES + ACCOMMODATIONS: Residents will receive an adaptable studio space in the historic Maxon Mills. All studios are roughly 80-100 square feet. Family residents will have 24 hour access to their studio and accommodation which includes a private house. Residents also have access to workshop facilities: a wood shop and a ceramics studio. PROGRAMMING: Two to three times a month, artists-in-residence are invited to sign up for one-on-one studio visits with Visiting Artists/Critics. All residents are invited to participate in a monthly evening of artist’s talks and presentations, as well as Open Studios towards the end of their residency. FINANCIAL INFO: Thanks to the support of donors and grants, the artist’s contribution for a family residency is $900 per month. We also offer need-based financial assistance to residents for whom it would be impossible to attend without financial support. For more info:

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